Over his career, Sebastian Barry’s novels and plays have won him various awards, and in 2019 he was appointed Laureate for Irish fiction, a title which he we hold until 2021. On Blueberry Hill is the Irish writer, Sebastian Barry’s first play in 10 years, and has had sell out runs in both Dublin and New York.
Now it has been announced that the play by Sebastian Barry will be transferring to London’s West End for a limited season in Spring 2020. The production will be bought to London by Olivier Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company.
This stage production is designed by Sabine Dargent, with lighting design from Mark Galione, sound design and composition from Denis Clohessy, produced for Fishamble by Eva Scanlan, and directed by Fishamble’s Jim Culleton. Sebastian Barry’s play On Blueberry Hill was originally produced by Fishamble and upon its transfer to London will be produced in the West End by Trafalgar Theatre Productions alongside Fishamble.
Irish Times Theatre Award and Olivier Award winner Niall Buggy will be reprising his role as Christy, while Christy’s best friend and enemy, PJ will be performed by West End and Broadway star David Ganly, in this play of forgiveness, survival and love.
The play’s writer, Sebastian Barry said: “So happy to hear the splendid news that the truly brilliant work of Niall Buggy, David Ganly, director Jim Culleton and all the crew at Fishamble, will be seen at the fabulous Trafalgar Studios. We all longed for a further life for characters Christy and PJ, holed up in Mountjoy Jail, and now here it is, wonderfully, in very best style.”
Sebastian Barry’s On Blueberry Hill opens at London’s Trafalgar Studios on 5th March 2020 running for a limited time until 2nd May 2020. Tickets for the play that the New Yorker described as “Beautiful. Mesmerising. Mysterious,” are on sale now.